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Italian Police Bust Corrupt Mortician Ring

Italian police arrested five morticians on Wednesday on charges of making tens of thousands of euros a month in bribes from funeral homes and profiting from grieving families of the dead.   The morticians would tip off a favored funeral home when a corpse arrived and take kick-backs from the cost of the burial ceremony, Francesco Pastore, regional financial police chief in the central town of Pesaro, said by telephone.   They are thought to have made 10,000 euros ($13,800) a month ...

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